Hundreds of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the utmost grace, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass pop-up “chic picnic” in a unique public space.
There is no goal except to spend an extraordinary night in a unique location, sharing food, drink and conversation.
The Junior League of Grand Rapids is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. Women and children's issues are at the forefront of our efforts to build a better community that values education, self worth and diversity. This event will help raise funds for the projects we serve.
Tickets go on-sale to the general public on June 20, 2013. Cost is $30/couple. Your guest can be a partner, a close friend, a relative, even a blind date! You will sit opposite your guest at your table.
At the last minute, the location is given to hundreds of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the Grand Night in White secret place. Hundreds of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the utmost grace, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass pop-up “chic picnic” in a unique public space.
Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and
value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them.
What must guests bring?
A table (preferably no larger than 36"x36"), two white chairs, a white tablecloth, delicious food items, plates, cutlery and table decor (if you so choose). They must wear white and be dressed elegantly. Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste. A cash bar will be provided.
Need to rent white chairs?
Kentwood Rental - 616.534.9628
Cascade Rental- 616.942.2402
Thinking about ordering food ahead of time? Contact our preferred food vendors:
Ramona's Table - 616.459.8500
Derby Station - 616.301.3236
Rose's - 616.458.4646